GOT7 Members Reunite For Jinyoung’s Military Send Off
In early April, it was announced that GOT7‘s Jinyoung be enlisting in the military on May 8.
The artist has remained busy since GOT7 departed from JYP Entertainment in 2021, filming multiple projects, including Yumi’s Cells, The Devil Judge, and A Christman Carol, the latter of which earned him “Best New Actor — Film” at the 2023 Baeksang Arts Awards.
The star also released his first solo album during that time, Chapter 0: With.
Fans knew that Jinyoung was one of many idols born in 1994 that would be required to begin his mandatory military enlistment this year, meaning it was only a matter of waiting.
GOT7’s other 94-liner, JayB began his military service in January 2023, with fans only finding out after his donation to Green Umbrella Child Fund Korea. The organization confirmed that he was “currently completing his military duty as a public service work personnel.”
💬 get well soon
🌴 yah. i’m getting better right now
🌴 these days, i just rest and sometimes make music. usually i’m working and umm…#JAYB #제이비 @jaybnow_hr #GOT7 @GOT7 @cdnzarecords pic.twitter.com/3w2dWsA2ga
— 𝚓𝚘𝚢𝚌𝚎 (@cyjprint) March 3, 2023
After his final public schedule at the 2023 Baeksang Arts Awards, Jinyoung spent his remaining time reassuring fans about his upcoming enlistment, both in messages and during live streams.
The day before he would make the journey to his training location, Jinyoung shared a photo, giving fans a peek at his military buzzcut.
“ don’t cry, is gonna be okay” — jinyoung
— lissie (@kickitjy) May 7, 2023
Fans were hopeful this would be another chance to see GOT7 members together to send Jinyoung off before his service began and had their wishes granted!
Though Jinyoung’s enlistment was private, many people went to see him off, including those he worked with on A Christmas Carol. BH Entertainment, Jinyoung’s company, also shared a final photo of the artist.
Also in attendance were Yugyeom and Jay B, who took a leave from his service to see his groupmate off. In a photo shared in Yugyeom’s story, Jay B stands beside Jinyoung while the group’s maknae is hugging him.
The members not in attendance were busy with their own schedules but likely sent messages in their group chat, with BamBam publicly sending Jinyoung well-wishes on his Instagram account.
Take care hyung. I’ll be waiting for you.
— GOT7’s BamBam
Fans were filled with many emotions after this mini-reunion and wished Jinyoung luck for his service!
JAY B and Yugyeom sending off Jinyoung 😭#WeWillWaitForJinyoung #GOT7 #갓세븐 @GOT7 pic.twitter.com/m7yYHZvrhG
— 𝑗𝑢𝑣𝑦 (@sevendless) May 8, 2023
Oh this my family fr https://t.co/3qLcEgDUuY pic.twitter.com/oghiVJ80H2
— emm (@cnvsounds) May 8, 2023
serve well jinyoung and back safely.
we'll wait for you 💚 https://t.co/ln1Yjp6BsL
— Jay☾ey ✯ (@PHahgase_JC) May 8, 2023
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